We all know that our President likes to blame everyone and everything else for his problems. I mean, for the first four years of his presidency it was all Bush’s fault. Then it was the GOP House. Then his story was “I don’t know anything.” “I didn’t hear about it until you did.”
Now that his approval ratings are in the dumpster, he has put voice to what was probably in his mind all along–racism. Yes, the old, tattered race card has now popped up as the fault for all of Obama’s failed policies. It’s all because of his skin color. Yep, those of us who disagree with his policies are now being deemed racists by our president. How’s that for bringing the country together?
Is anyone else tired of that word and accusation? I, for one, think the word has lost its power to hurt. It has been so overused that it’s almost irrelevant. You hear it and think, oh that old thing again. I do think, however, that those on the left are afraid of it. It terrifies them that they might be called a racist. That fear is why they throw the race card down at every opportunity, thinking that others are as scared of it as they are. Personally, I think that accusation should have been saved for serious breakdowns in racial relations. There is a place for it in society, but not for every stubbed toe.
Here is a blog by Mike Miller on Independent Journal Review. I think it states the issue of Obama’s newest “fall guy” very well.
President Obama has taken a big hit to his approval ratings after being awarded Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” for misleading Americans on “keeping your plan” under ObamaCare. But now he’s pulling a familiar card. You got it – the race card.
In an interview with The New Yorker, Obama addressed his falling job-approval ratings:
“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President.”
Anyway, he then seemed to contradict himself [what a shock]:
“Now, the flip side of it is, there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black President.”
Okay, Mr. President, I’m confused. Do the people who “really dislike you” because you’re “black” also “really dislike” Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain, Allen West and Dr. Ben Carson because they’re black? Conversely, do the people who “really like” them do so because they give them the “benefit of the doubt” because they’re black?
Obama has always been more popular than his policies; that is, until recently. He was elected – and reelected – with support from millions of white Americans. The majority of (white) Americans did give him the benefit of the doubt – many of them, precisely because he was America’s first black president, but his policies and results have proved otherwise.
I’m going to go out on a limb, here, and suggest that none of the above has anything to do with the color of Obama’s skin – nor that of any of the other people to whom I referred. It does, however, have everything to do with their respective policies, proposals, ideology and track records. Think about it, America.